PICU Travel Nurse Jobs and Salary

Are you a dedicated and compassionate nurse with a passion for providing exceptional care to critically ill children? If so, becoming a PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) Travel Nurse may be the perfect opportunity for you. As a PICU Travel Nurse, you will have the unique chance to combine your expertise in pediatric nursing with the excitement of traveling to different locations and healthcare facilities. Your skills will be in high demand as you care for children with complex medical conditions, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and provide support to their families during challenging times.

PICU Travel Nurse Job Description & Requirements

  • Provide specialized care to critically ill pediatric patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) setting
  • Monitor and assess patients' vital signs, cardiac rhythms, and overall condition
  • Current certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • 2 years of recent pediatric nursing experience, preferably in the PICU or critical care setting


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We offer an extensive selection of high paying PICU travel nurse jobs at top performing healthcare facilities. Choose from a strong network of healthcare partners across the nation including:

We simplify your job search by listing the top paying PICU nurse travel jobs in great cities throughout United States. Live and work where you want to. Find exclusive travel nursing jobs in beautiful cities including:

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How Much Does a PICU Travel Nurse Make?

Earn up to $4,227/week

As an experienced PICU nurse in a traditional setting, you’ve probably made a range of salaries. According to Ziprecruiter.com, a PICU nurse makes an average salary of $94,000. How much do PICU travel nurses make? Our PICU travel nurses often earn $1,384 to $4,227 a week while on an American Mobile travel nursing assignment. This means you can earn up to $54,950 on a 13-week PICU travel nurse assignment. Weekly compensation packages vary by state and facility, so it’s important to express your location preferences as well as the salary you expect to find the ideal assignment.


*Disclaimer: Wages for PICU travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

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PICU Travel Nurse Benefits

As an PICU travel nurse you can take advantage of the comprehensive benefits package offered to you. American Mobile believes their nurses deserve the best benefits possible for you to succeed both personally and professionally.

  • American Mobile has the largest database of PICU travel nursing jobs
  • 24/7 access to our experienced recruiters who are the first to know about the requirements demanded by each hospital
  • Day-one health benefits
  • Travel with your family
  • Your choice of free housing or a housing stipend

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PICU Travel Nurse Salary

PICU departments desperately need travel nurses that meet all of the necessary travel nursing requirements. As a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit travel nurse, you can make up to $1,356 to $3,458 per week.

Check out the current highest paying PICU travel nurse job in Delaware: This Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU position earns $3,458 a week, with a start date of March 18, 2024. This assignment is for 13 weeks and is located in Wilmington.

Our travel nurse jobs include a housing stipend and a personal housing account executive will ensure your housing preferences are met and you are happy before moving. For more details about salary, contact a recruiter or check here for a few nurse travel jobs that are starting the soonest and apply today:

Exclusive PICU Nurse Jobs

American Mobile has 15 exclusive PICU nursing jobs in United States with competitive pay rates and private housing. You won't find these Pediatric Intensive Care Unit travel jobs anywhere else. Browse our extensive selection of PICU travel nurse jobs based on average salary, contract duration, and shift types to find your perfect travel nurse job.

These exclusive American Mobile positions can help you earn between $1,356 - $3,458 a week. The average weekly salary for these exclusive PICU jobs is $2,850, but check back often as available jobs are constantly changing.

Search all of our top paying PICU travel nurse jobs below:

Cities Average Salary Highest Paying PICU Job per City
Wilmington $2,924 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wilmington, DE
Wilmington $2,924 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wilmington, DE
Wilmington $2,924 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wilmington, DE
Wilmington $2,924 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wilmington, DE
Oakland $3,106 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Oakland, CA

Earliest Starting PICU Travel Jobs

Here are some of the best PICU travel nursing jobs that start soon. Don't miss out on the opportunities below, contact your recruiter today!

Start Date Weekly Salary Cities with Highest Paying Jobs
March 4, 2024 $1,653 - $2,161 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wichita, KS
March 4, 2024 $1,653 - $2,161 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wichita, KS
March 11, 2024 $2,955 - $3,257 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Oakland, CA
March 18, 2024 $1,409 - $1,843 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wichita, KS
March 18, 2024 $1,409 - $1,843 /week* Registered Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care - PICU in Wichita, KS

*Estimate of weekly payments is intended for informational purposes and includes hourly wages, as well as reimbursements for meal & incidental expenses and housing expenses incurred on behalf of the Company. Please speak with your Recruiter for additional details.

PICU Travel Nurse Job FAQs

What are the minimum travel nursing requirements?

Each state, as well as the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), has its own nursing license requirements. However, healthcare systems prefer nurses to have at least one year of experience in a clinical setting under their belt to be considered for a position.

Get nursing license information for all 50 states including:

Can I take time off between PICU assignments?

Yes! That is one of the benefits of travel nursing. Travel nursing allows you to remain flexible and take time off of working between assignments. However, to remain eligible for benefits provided by American Mobile, you must begin an assignment within 25 days of your last assignment. For more information, contact your recruiter.

On average, how much does a PICU travel nurse make?

A PICU nurse can make an average of $2,508 per week in the US, but every state is very different.

What are the highest paid travel nurse jobs available today?

The top paying nurse positions currently include jobs like:

What is the opportunity for work/life balance with a travel nurse job?

Travel nurses are in high demand in cities throughout the nation. Apply for travel PICU nurse jobs in Loma Linda, Oakland, Wilmington and other popular destination spots where the work/life balance is at its highest!

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